The W.C. Handy Music Festival

Celebrate with the W.C. Handy 40th Annual Music Festival 2021!

 The Music Preservation Society, Inc. and W.C. Handy Festival Steering Committee are excited to work with our incredible coordinators and partners to present this year’s 40th W.C. Handy Music Festival! Celebrate the music with us in the Shoals!

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Get your weekend started with these great festival events. HANDY HAPPY HOURS5-7 pm Swampers, Marriott Shoals, Florence – Eric Smallwood6:30-9:30 pm FloBama, Florence – Big Mike GriffinJokers of the Shoals, Sheffield – Gary & Trey Nichols19th ANNUAL ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER6:30 until Joe Wheeler State Park, RogersvilleFeaturing: Dorothy Cole as ‘Tina Turner’ * also featuring McTazz Band * Charlie Brown & Lacey SniderFIRST METRO BANK: SAX IN THE CITYIN HARMONY WITHNATURE LITTER - FREE EVENT7:30pm Wilson Park, Florence (In case of rain, event moved to Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum)Featuring: The Midnighters7-10 pm Rocketzoid S3, 10109 Highway 64, Lexington, AL ($10 cover) – Hannah Aldridge7 pm until Birdy’s Sports Grill, Muscle Shoals – Christian Turner7:30-11 pm Fizz at the Clarion Bar, Sheffield – Chad Bradford BandSwampers/Marriott Shoals, Florence – Josh Allison Band9:30 pm-1:30 am Jokers of the Shoals, Sheffield – Station Street Band10:30 pm until FloBama, Florence – Dixie Mafia ...
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TOMORROW NIGHT! Kick off Handy with the Bad-To-The-Bone Decoys and The Beehive Queen! HANDY BLOCK PARTY 100 block- Court St. Florence AL Celebrate with the Christine Ohlman and the fabulous Decoys as they kick off the 40th Anniversary WC Handy Festival right where it all began, in Florence, Alabama!!!! The Kirkland Combo gets the ball rolling at 6 pm, and the Decoys take the stage at 7:30. Join the FB Event here and PARTY for #HANDY40!!! Kelvin Holly, Will McFarlane, Noble C Thurman, Michael Dillon, Curington Rhonda O'Kelley, CuringtonLily Retherford, Downtown Florence Alliance, W.C. Handy Music Festival ...
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Come join us at the Keestone of Florence featuring the Kirkman Combo. ...
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Alabama Music Showcase & Concert - Saturday, July 31, 2021 - Tickets $10.00 - - 10:15pm at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame - Tuscumbia, AL (Outdoor Stage) 1:00pm - 5:00pm featuring: DJ James Beckwith, Common Ground Band, Justin Miller, Rev. Reed & Band, Night Shift Band, Twisted Country Band, Anna Kate Warner & Kari Erickson from American Idol 5:00pm - Concert featuring "Guitarist Norris Jones and Off The Chain"6:15pm - Concert with Howell Sledge and the Revue7:00pm - Tyler Jones Band, Pat Jamar, Darien Omar,8:30pm Block Party Kick-off with Rappers Geoffrey G Mane Robinson, Jacob aka Slitha Finesse, Mic Stan, and Boog 9:15pm Block Party continues with DJ Hunter Jackson from My 101.5For more info contact Casey Eggleston at 256-710-1558 or Emmanuel Turner at 256-443-6129 or by: Distinguished Productions, Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Group, E.S. Robbins, Singing River Media Group, Shoals Insiders, Patterson Prince and Associates, The City of Tuscumbia, Gemstone Foods, Dick Howell BBQ, TVA Community Credit Union, Crunch Fitness, Attorney Deborah Bell Paseur J.D., Top Notch Elite Training, Big Brothers Big Sister of the Shoals, AvidXchange Inc. ...
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Hot off the presses…brochures, t-shirts, bags and masks. Stop by the festival headquarters located at the Kennedy Douglass Art Center Southhall building. T-shirts $15Signed posters $10Unsigned posters $5Masks $5 ...
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Handy Concession Locations

Colbert County Tourism
719 U.S. Highway 72
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Operating Hours
M-F: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Counts Brothers Music
713 Waverly Avenue
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Operating Hours
M-F: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sun: Closed

Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa
10 Hightower Place
Florence, AL 35630

Operating Hours
Sun-Sat: 24-7